How many chemical peels does it take to see results?
It is generally advised to get a chemical peel every four to six weeks. However, if you suffer from acne, there are some peels that you can do every two weeks until you find the expected results. Most people buy a series of four or five peels up front to achieve the treatment results wanted.
How many chemical peels make a difference?
For the best results, we recommend a series of six peels, three weeks apart. Depending on the type of peel, you may notice a mild tingling sensation or feel heat on the skin. Some acids are neutralized by us and some acids are self-neutralizing, so they keep working after you leave.
How many medium chemical peels do I need?
Medium peels can also be used frequently to achieve and maintain results. As a general rule, medium peels will require only 2 to 3 initial treatments, spaced about 2 months apart, to achieve ideal results. Maintaining results of a medium peel can be done using a light peel or a medium peel once every 6 months.
Why does my skin look worse after a chemical peel?
A chemical peel can cause treated skin to become darker than normal (hyperpigmentation) or lighter than normal (hypopigmentation). Hyperpigmentation is more common after superficial peels, while hypopigmentation is more common after a deep peel.
How many chemical peels do I need for hyperpigmentation?
This type of trauma can result from a number of causes, including overuse of chemical products, acne, and eczema. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation presents as flat patches that are tan, brown, or black in color. This condition typically resolves completely after the application of 6 to 8 glycolic acid peels.
What happens if you don’t peel after a chemical peel?
Peeling will generally start 48-72 hours after your treatment and can last 2-5 days. It is very important not to pick off peeling skin; peeling is minimal and easily controlled with moisturizer. Premature peeling of the skin will result in dry, cracked, raw skin that may develop into hyperpigmentation.
Can chemical peel remove dark spots?
As well as treating acne, fine lines, sun damage and scarring, chemical peels are effective in treating all types of dark spots. The extent to which dark spots are reduced depends on the concentration and type of peel being used, as well as the severity of the dark spots.
Is one chemical peel enough?
A single chemical peel can work wonders in smoothing the skin, but multiple treatments will maintain the smooth skin for months and years to come. The treatments work by removing the outer layer of the skin in order to reveal the newer, healthier and smoother skin underneath.
What is the strongest chemical peel?
The deep peel contains high concentrations of trichloroacetic acid, and it’s the most powerful of the chemical peels.
What is better than a chemical peel?
Laser generally delivers faster results than peels, with results showing in just three to five days. This is especially true when patients choose laser resurfacing to fade acne scars.